Where to buy cone lights, starting at $50 — five places to find these classic midcentury modern style sconces

midcentury cone light sconcesRecently, we profiled six places to buy double cone “bowtie” sconce lights — and now, for those times when a single sconce will do, here is our roundup of research identifying five places where you can buy single-cone sconce lights — starting at just $50. 

1. Cone lights from Practical Props

midcentury wall sconceWe don’t have to remind you how much we love Practical Props — makers of an amazing array of midcentury modern style lighting.

midcentury wall sconceTheir newly released single cone and double cone swiveling pinhole lights — available in brass or aluminum — are not only great retro reproductions, but at $69 for a single and $99 for a double, they are pretty affordable, too.

midcentury wall sconce silver-pinhole-cone-sconce-lightPlus, these single cone sconce lights match the double cone “bowtie” lights the company makes — making it easy to coordinate fixtures throughout a room or an entire home.

Disclosure: Practical Props recently started advertising on the blog, but this coverage is not “part of the deal.” Interested in learning how we make a living on the blog? Read our Disclosures page here.

2. Cone lights from Rejuvenation

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Rejuvenation also offers both single and double cone lights — their design have a more bulleted shape. These sconces — which also pivot and have the lovely pinholes — come in nine different finish choices — antique copper, black enamel, brushed nickel, burnished antique, oil rubbed bronze, old brass, polished chrome, polished nickel and unlacquered polished brass. midcentury cone wall sconce

Prices on these models $275 for a single cone and $400 for a double cone sconce — quite a bit more than Practical Props, but if you prefer the design and/or want the wider array of finishes, we say go for it — choose the design that will make you happiest for years to come.

3. Cone lights from Hip Haven

retro cone sconce lightsHip Haven — the company whose retro bullet planter reproductions you know and love — also makes several styles of cone light sconces in both spun metal and molded fiberglass right here in the USA.

retro cone sconce lights retro cone sconce lightslighting colors retroHip Haven’s spun metal bullet lighting collection offers an impressive number of options including 10 shade profiles in small, medium and large bullets — all available in a wide variety of colorful finishes or simply clear coated spun aluminum. Prices for spun aluminum sconces range from $60-$250 depending on size, style and other chosen configurations.

retro cone sconce lightsHot off the presses, Hip Haven is in the process of rolling out new molded fiberglass bullet lighting based on the classic fiberglass bullet shades — made using the same production techniques as the vintage originals — compression molded fiberglass with integral pigment. As of right now, the company is only selling the fiberglass cone light fixtures in ivory, but they plan to roll out additional colors and new vintage-inspired designs later in the year. Prices on these fixtures range from $100-$350.

In addition, Hip Haven has acquired a limited supply of NOS bullet shades in select colors and sizes, which the company can make into UL listed fixtures for your specific needs, while supplies last. Contact Hip Haven for more information on NOS bullet shade lighting.

Disclosure: Hip Haven is a longtime advertiser on the blog, but this coverage is not “part of the deal.”

4. Cone lights from Jonathan Adler

bowtie cone light retro modern Jonathan Adler offers both a single and double cone light wall sconce in white metal with a polished nickel wall plate. The shape of these lights are more of a partial-bowtie instead of a simple cone and instead of the random pin holes found on some of the other cone light options, these pretty white shades are perforated with a teardrop pattern. These bowtie cone light sconces are priced at $195 for the single and $250 for the double sconce.

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5. Cone lights from Remcraft

midcentury cone light sconces

Remcraft offers a variety of different shapes of retro aluminum sconces — including bullet, cone and Swedish modern bullet — including several designs that are rated for outdoor use. Each cone design is available with one, two or three light sconces per fixture. The fixtures are available in a variety of sizes and finishes including satin aluminum, grey, black, white, bronze, rust and verde.midcentury cone light sconces

Prices for these fixtures start as low as $50 depending on the model, size and finish chosen.midcentury cone light sconces


Wow. I’m dizzy seeing cone lights.

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  1. linoleummy says:

    The hardest part with lighting is trying to move away from using incandescent bulbs to more efficient ones. All of the fixtures I’ve gotten from Rejuvenation require a 60 watt max bulb. They do put out lovely light with a soft white incandescent bulb that seems to keep room colors fairly true. I was hoping to put in an LED that would give me more light and be usable with a dimmer but I haven’t found any that don’t muddy the surrounding colors. Looking at the CRI (color rendering index) of the bulbs, when it’s available, there don’t seem to be any much better than fluorescent. Has anyone found any good alternatives out there?

      1. linoleummy says:

        CFLs seem to always muddy the colors more than any other kind of light, dontcha think? I changed them all out in my house for LEDS. But I was surprised that the LEDs don’t render color near as nice as incandescents either. The recessed LEDs I installed in the bedroom I don’t much use because “yuck”. In the rooms where color is the most important I still use incandescents. LEDs I only use for task lighting.

      2. Gregg Ward says:

        Pam, look for Cree LED replacement bulbs at Home Depot. In my experience they have much better color rendition index than most and look most like a incandescent without the heat and are much longer lasting and more efficient.

  2. GlenEllyn says:

    If you’re looking for outdoor lighting, Lowes and Home Depot have several wall-mount styles in their Dark Sky sections that (in my humble opinion) have this midcentury look. Although not bow-tie or cone, their cylindrical shape would complement any midcentury decor.

  3. David says:

    Wife and I just went to Ikea this weekend here in Atlanta, Ga and saw the SNOIG wall lamp. $19.99! Interesting that when I looked it up on line it is only available in selected stores. Mine had it.

    1. GlenEllyn says:

      I love IKEA but have one piece of advice when buying lighting there: pay close attention to what type of replacement bulb your fixture requires since some bulb types are not readily available at your favorite big box or hardware stores.

  4. Mary Elizabeth says:

    Good looking lights, and good research, Kate! Depending on the placement, I like the Jonathan Adler and Practical Props the best.

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